You are correct, Yuri. The CQWW will always be based on the WAZ zones as
mults along with DXCC mults.
My recommendation is for a new contest, based on using:
(1) distance as a basis for the value of a contact, and also permitting a
contact with one's own country, and,
(2) mults being a zone rather than a DXCC entity. Using DXCCs means that
every contest will be dominated by those who can have the best skip into
Using a grid square and also a zone (such as the ITU zone) as the exchange
will make copying the exchange meaningful, enable the scoring to calculate
the "distance value," and the zones will make the mults exciting. It's time
to get rid of the DXCC entity as a mult. The IARU uses the ITU zones, which
is good, but it messes things up by (IMHO) having all the HQ mults, which
is another way of making EU dominate, and it does not give credit for
That's the proposal, and it would be interesting for some sponsoring body
to adopt these concepts.
Jim George N3BB
At 04:37 PM 10/21/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>George... with all due respect - this is an Utopia.
>The CQ magazine has WAZ Award program and I don't think they would like the
>idea to get rid of CQ Zones as exchange.
>73 Yuri VE3DZ
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>Subject: [CQ-Contest] Distanced-Based Contest Concept
> > This is a great idea. The grid system already is in place, and so every
> > entrant will enter a grid with his/her electronic submission. The score
> > would be calculated automatically both by the contest software (real time)
> > and as part of the log check process. The concept of a "QSO and Distance"
> > based contest would be a fair one. Mults could be ITU Zones, so the
> > "Euro-Centric-Mults" nature of many contests is minimized. This would be a
> > good test of skill with minimized geographic location advantages. Coupled
> > with a one week max log submission requirement (exceptions if approved due
> > to travelers to remote locations, etc) and results within two to three
> > weeks, we would have a good system.
> > Jim George N3BB
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